HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

    29 Sep 2014, 11:00 am
    Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.
  • Firm in court after major petrol escape at Staffordshire fuel site

    29 Sep 2014, 10:30 am
    A company which distributes fuel across a national network of pipelines has been fined after 35,000 litres of unleaded petrol erupted from pipework due to a joint failure.
  • Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen, 6 November 2014

    26 Sep 2014, 3:30 pm
    If your role is concerned with asset integrity or life extension in the offshore industry you are invited to the second in a series of one-day workshops to help operators address some of the key issues arising from the KP4 programme.
  • HSE jobs – Transport Sector Business Development Manager, HSL

    26 Sep 2014, 3:00 pm
    The job holder will be required to grow sales within the Transport Sector, establish relationships with both existing HSL customers and new customers and develop an in depth understanding the of the problems faced by both the Transport sector generally ...
  • Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

    26 Sep 2014, 2:45 pm
    A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.
  • Case 321 – Scouts banned from having an allotment plot

    26 Sep 2014, 2:30 pm
    The chair of a local allotment community gardens site advises that a group of scouts, under the supervision of a leader, cannot have a plot for ‘health and safety’ reasons.
  • Case 320 – Indoor play area cannot be used after visiting outdoor petting farm

    26 Sep 2014, 2:00 pm
    A farm rules that its indoor soft play area can only be used prior to petting the animals and visiting the outdoor attractions.
  • Case 319 – Helmet ban for refuelling motorcyclists

    26 Sep 2014, 1:30 pm
    A supermarket filling station asks motorcyclists to remove their helmets and dismount during refuelling for health and safety reasons.
  • HSE jobs – Power Technology Sector Business Development Manager, HSL

    26 Sep 2014, 1:00 pm
    The job holder will be required to grow sales within the Power Technologies Sector, work with the marketing team to raise HSL’s profile across the sector and have an in depth understanding of the problems faced by both the Power Technologies ...
  • Do you know who is on your premises? Safe working with contractors and visitors – Bolton, 23 October 2014

    26 Sep 2014, 11:30 am
    North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group meeting and presentation. NMHSAG meet bi-monthly and are open to anyone who has an interest in Health & Safety at Work, especially useful to SMEs.
  • Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Not on my (vegetable) patch!

    26 Sep 2014, 11:00 am
    Are there hazards associated with cultivating an allotment? Yes, but the risks involved in the use of tools and possibly chemicals are low and are all easily managed.
  • Wirral builder photographed risking lives

    26 Sep 2014, 10:30 am
    A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard. 
  • CDM & HSE Construction Policies Update – Birmingham, 13 October 2014

    26 Sep 2014, 9:30 am
    Meeting of Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Includes a presentation ‘CDM & HSE Construction Policies Update’ by Gordon Crick, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE.
  • Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

    25 Sep 2014, 12:00 pm
    An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.
  • Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

    25 Sep 2014, 9:30 am
    A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.